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. and the battle to get ddt out of san francisco. $ >> tonight we are remembering rachel carson and john muir, whose effort was to stand up for yosemite. he failed and in 1923, a twin was transformed into a lake. and in 2000, bob mckensy brought us the story. >> reporter: for most of us, what we know about this is it supplies bay area cities with drinking water. but before this, there was a beautiful place that looked so much like yosemite it was called the counter part of yosemite. it was a public treasure like its sister valley. city officials felt san francisco was paying too much and when they announced the plan to turn this in a water supply, john muir was outraged. >> no denying san francisco needs water, but you don't need to destroy a national park. >> they saw nothing wrong this and neither did san francisco's mayor. the environmentalist lost the battle and work began on the railroad that would take the supplies there. and they worked on a system to bring the water in to san francisco. it is an impressive system looked at today. this is just a portion of the eight-mile spanning. it r
>>> up next on the second look. they called them a dynasty. the san francisco had theres of the 19 l 0 -- san francisco 49ers of the 1980s. all straight ahead on a second look. >>> good evening and welcome to a second look. i'm julie haener. tonight the san francisco 49ers, every year all 32 nfl teams start with the same goal, get to the super bowl and win it. but very few have a chance to really do that. last year no one thought the 49ers were one of those teams until they came within one game of playing in the biggest game of the year. jim harbaugh talked about the transformation and imperfection. you can see it again this year. it's not the first time that it has happened for the 49ers. in 1979, the 49ers hired another stanford head coach to move up the peninsula and to lead their team. now bill walsh, he would guide the niners to three super bowl wins. when walsh died in 2007, ktvu joe fonzi brought us this look back at his career. >> reporter: his greatest football accomplishments came as the coach of the 49ers, but bill walsh's bay area roots run much deeper. born in fremont
in san francisco. >>> a bit later, we often don't realize they are there until something goes wrong. the network of fuel pipelines underneath your feet here in the bay area. >>> welcome back to a second look. our focus tonight is oil in california. the reason the oil is big business is of course the automobile. the fact that we have so many of them actually led to another pioneer in california company. auto club. in 2000, bob mackenzie brought us the history of aaa. >> reporter: in the early days of the century, maneuvering your buggy down the street was not easy. of course you had to be rich to own an automobile which didn't add to their popularity with everyone else. as the second decade began the auto owned the streets in san francisco and other big towns. but it was still the rich who owned them. henry ford changed all that. instead of making cars one at a time, the ford factory mass produced them with an idea called assembly lines. at last regular folks could take to the roads, and in the roaring 20s they did. charging up and down the steep streets of san francisco in an exhila
to the ground zero of christmas shopping, downtown san francisco. >> the big trip was to the emporium, and that was to meet santa claus. >> reporter: mike remembers his father dan, the driving force behind the sheer laugh out loud whimsical joy of christmas. he was a sales man and a gregarious man by nature. >> he did a all to do about catching santa claus, to race to the chimney and say, i got him. i got him. i got caught santa claus. and by the time i got down the stair, he was covered in soot. and the next year he got his boot out of the fireplace. and he said, i didn't get him this time but wait until next year. >> reporter: this christmas mike reserved the right to share his christmas joy with an old old friend teddy. >> i had it a couple of years but teddy was with me that christmas morning because i had gone to bed. i always kept teddy with me. he was my buddy. >> reporter: mike long ago moved away from that house on carnilian way. it's still there tonight and so are the memories. playing outside out front. the families together, the laughters, the characters creates a history
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